Supplements for Lower Back Pain

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  • April Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • South Windsor Ct
    23
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Other, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Acupuncture, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    Can't make any plans to do a lot of walking. Can't shop if a lot standing involved. Can't do amusement parks casinos. can't go out dancing. Can't sit long either. Frustrating. Done yoga physical therapy massages hydrobed therapy acupuncture epidural steroid injection many many pills


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Illinois
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Supplements
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Pilates, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Oral corticosteroids,
      Worsened
      Rest, Physical Therapy, Heat

    As much as I can which is very little


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Highlandville, Missouri
    16
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Marsha Taylor
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Mattress Change, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Supplements
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy,

    Have to take things slow. Can't do chores around the house.
    Walk as much as possible and stationary bike. Experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Feel isolated. I want to go back to work but can't due to pain.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 146 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Idaho
    12
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Thomas Hickey, chiropractor
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Supplements, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Ice,

    Walking and doing everyday chores


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 228 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Brentwood NY
    06
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury?